Beyond Nutrients; Explaining the different additives to enhance soil- and crop health

Next to the raw materials used to reach a specific nutrient content, it is also possible to add a variety of additives that have advantages for soil- and crop health. At MeMon, we offer a range of different additives that can be added to soil improvers, solid fertilizers and liquid fertilizers. The additives can improve the efficiency of the fertilizers, while enriching the soil and promoting crop health.  Underneath are some examples of the additives that are available in the portfolio of MeMon.

Humic and fulvic acids

Humic and fulvic acids are complex mixtures of organic compounds that are formed through the breakdown of organic matter. Humic and fulvic acids can improve soil health and work as both soil improvers and growth stimulants. They can improve soil structure, enhance nutrient availability, stimulate microbial activity and mitigate environmental stress.

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The addition of algae to organic fertilizers can have many benefits for soil and crop health. Algae contain vital nutrients and bioactive compounds like phytohormones and antioxidants. They also contain carbohydrates that enhances microbial activity. Algae extracts are widely used in biostimulants and can improve quality and yield, stress resistance and overall plant health. As an abundant and renewable resource, the addition of algae to organic fertilizers contributes to sustainable soil management and reduces the need for mineral fertilizers and pesticides.

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Mycorrhiza is a fungus that forms a symbiotic relationship with plant roots. This partnership enhances nutrient absorption, leading to improved plant health, disease resistance, and resilience to environmental stresses like drought. The fungal network also aids in water absorption and nutrient cycling, promoting sustainable soil practices and reducing reliance on mineral fertilizers. Adding mycorrhiza to organic fertilizers creates a synergistic approach that optimizes nutrient availability and promotes soil health.

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Adding a consortium of beneficial bacteria to organic fertilizers can have many advantages, depending on the specific bacteria strains that are added. MeMon has developed a synergistic blend that supports nutrient cycling, mineral solubilization, and the production of growth-promoting substances. The inclusion of different Bacillus species also offers natural pest control and contributes to nitrogen fixation, lessening dependence on pesticides and mineral fertilizers. It is also possible to add specific bacteria strains or focus on specific mechanisms, like nitrogen fixation, on request.

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More additives, like different types of vulcanic rock dust, amino acids and insect frass, are available. The additives can be added on request and tailor-made formulas can be developed. Please contact our customer service for more information about the different possibilities and inquiries at [email protected].